Works fine for black text on white pages, but that's about it.
10 October 2013
Summary: The VuPoint handheld scanner is a neat device that allows you to easily scan pages from a book (getting even into that hard to reach page gutter) and can make hundreds of scans on a single set of AA batteries. Storage space has no practical limit (8 GB micro SD is more than enough to hold most people's documents, I'm not sure what the limit on micro SD is for the device). A couple of things make it a little less satisfactory than I had hoped though.
Summary: Purchased VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner with Auto-Feed Dock PDS-ST450-VP for document to .PDF scanning abilities for light use at work and home. After scanning my first document, the .PDF document scanned file was reduced by close to 20% and a 1-2 inch white border placed around the scanned document. There isn't an interface to change it to a 1-to-1 scan. I called the customer service and there response was, "well that's just the way it is.
Summary: Although I now see it says the OCR software is only compatible with PC, i had looked at the System Requirements and saw it was Mac and ordered it thinking i could use the OCR software CD (which i had seen when scanning the rest of the info) to be able to edit docs scanned. However this is another example of Mac users being left out. The VuPoint rep i talked to said it was a corporate decision based on $ as there are more PC users than Mac.
Summary: I picked this up from Office Depot. The first problem I have is that the dock does not connect directly to the computer plugged in. It is also very difficult to feed paper into the dock or under the scanner. Even when completed, the scans are of low quality (Yes, I changed the resolution settings).